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Erwin Menny
Born (1893-08-18)August 18, 1893
Died 6 December 1949(1949-12-06) (aged 61)
Place of birth Saarburg
Place of death Freiburg im Breisgau
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 15. Schützen-Brigade
15. Panzer-Division
90.leichte Afrika-Division
18. Panzer-Division
333. Infanterie-Division
123. Infanterie-Division
72. Infanterie-Division
84. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Erwin Menny (18 August 1893 – 6 December 1949) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 252.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Neumann-Silkow
Commander of 15. Panzer-Division
6 December 1941 - 9 December 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gustav von Vaerst
Preceded by
Oberst Werner Marcks
Commander of 90.leichte Afrika-Division
18 June 1942 - 19 June 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Werner Marcks
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl Freiherr von Thüngen
Commander of 18. Panzer-Division
15 September 1942 – February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Freiherr von Thüngen
Preceded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Crisolli
Commander of 333. Infanterie-Division
10 July 1943 – 2 November 1943
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
Commander of 123. Infanterie-Division
17 October 1943 - 1 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Philipp Müller-Gebhard
Commander of 72. Infanterie-Division
1 November 1943 - 20 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Hohn
Preceded by
None
Commander of 84. Infanterie-Division
10 February 1944 - 21 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Heinz Fiebig


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